Be wary of this individual. I wish I did my research ahead of time before coming into an agreement with Ronald "Scott" Hanson.
My wife and I met him at the Dallas Home Show in March of 2011, at the Cowboys Stadium. He came out and gave us an estimate, told us everything we wanted to hear, and we came into an agreement on March 26, 2011.
The agreement was structured in a way that I'd have to pay up front for each major phase of the project. Which seems to have come back to bite me in the a$$. It was also stipulated that the contract period was *supposed* to be "30 working days".
From the onset of the project, we ran into delays. During the excavation (Mid April 2011) rock was encountered, during excavation, and although I didn't like it, I paid an additional $1500 for the excavation effort, and in was stated in the contract.
It took over a week for him to provide me with the "rock dig" addendum. He said he was "waiting on the invoice from the excavation company". At any rate, it got us to the point of mid May before being able to schedule Gunite. Gunite was done around May 20th. After it was done, I was instructed to water during the "curing" process. In the meantime, I'd had zero visits from Scott or his crew, while I've been constantly trying to get an update since we were nearing target completion of June 10th.
The 2nd week of June, and Scott assures me that there's less than a week needed to complete the pool. He comes asking for the next payment, and stated he needed to get coping and tile ordered (1 box of tile, and about 40 or so plaster coping blocks). Gave me an estimate of "48 hour" for coping to be ready since it was a "customer order". 48 hours comes and goes, and I don't see the coping delivered until 5 days later.
Which brings me to this point. Here I am, September 1st, and my project sitting uncompleted. Coping didn't get done until August 9th. Prior to that, Scott's crew came out and did less than 8 hours of work. ~2-4 hours on tile install and partial rock install for "weeping wall". Another 2-4 hours doing decking prep and spreading sand/dirt. Nothing as it related to the costs I paid.
In the interim, I've received notices from the Gunite company that a Lien will be placed against my home for non-payment from Scott.
Also, I've got to engage other companies to complete his partial work and pay a premium.
I'm in the process of filing a lawsuit.
Anyone *considering* doing business with them... be WARY. Don't fall for his "bait and switch" tactics. Verbally promises something, but doesn't deliver. When confronted, refers back to his written contract.